Agriculture

09/05/2022: Europe Day 2022, MSCA Seal of Excellence, Deforestation and Agro, Open Science and IP Protection, Hydrogen, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Europe Day 2022;
– MapStakes: a tool for mapping, involving and monitoring stakeholders in co-creation processes in agriculture;
– Beyond deforestation: Water use in global agricultural commodity supply chains;
– Almost 2,000 researchers receive MSCA seal of excellence;
– Universities ponder long term support for Ukraine;
– 2nd meeting of the Zero Pollution Stakeholder Platform held on 25 April;
– IHI Kick-off and brokerage event;
– INESC TEC researchers acknowledged at international conference on software engineering;
– EIB and Florimond Desprez sign €40 million loan agreement to finance research into new climate change-resistant plant varieties;
– Spain becoming one of Europe’s new hydrogen hubs, says von der Leyen;
– Become a Bioeconomy Youth Ambassador;
– Webinar: Implementation of Data Analytics for a sustainable and climate-resilient Agriculture 4.0;
– Openness in science & IP protection and uptake;
– G7 countries pledge to stop Russia oil imports.

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26/04/2022: Post COVID-19 world, Circular Cities and Regions Initiative, Digital Services Act, Sustainability, EUSEW Awards, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– After the new normal: Scenarios for Europe in the post Covid-19 world;
– Circular Cities and Regions Initiative;
– Biotech industry calls for rule revamp to enable innovation and market take up;
– EU institutions reach agreement on Digital Services Act;
– Digital Services Act: Agreement for a transparent and safe online environment;
– Shaping the Climate Transition: Citizens take the floor;
– Sustainable Chemicals: Commission advances work on restrictions of harmful chemical substances;
– 157 project proposals submitted to latest promotion of agricultural products’ calls;
– Commission delays giving new cybersecurity centre full autonomy;
– German government approves funds for quantum research at DESY;
– EUSEW Awards 2022;
– Webinar: Leadership for strategic change and development in teaching and learning in European universities;
– Second Extraordinary Industrial Forum meeting addresses impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on EU industries;
– Recent boom in aquaculture under threat in the Black Sea region.

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24/03/2022: Energy crisis, INESC TEC maternity tool, MSCA 2021 awards, ESFRI 20th anniversary, Agriculture, Big Tech, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Commission outlines options to mitigate high energy prices;
– Support grows for reopening Dutch gas taps amid supply crisis;
– New tool by INESC TEC detects vital signs of premature babies through non-invasive methods;
– MSCA awards €242m to the 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowships applicants;
– The ESFRI 20th Anniversary Conference: European Research Infrastructures at the heart of scientific discoveries;
– The Joint Research Centre is recruiting!;
– Event: Science Advice under pressure;
– European Commission will support agriculture and rural development in the pre-accession countries with over €900 million;
– EU allows up to €400,000 in state-aid for companies impacted by Ukraine war;
– Commission acts for global food security and for supporting EU farmers and consumers;
– War in Ukraine: Keep the pressure up on Russia and aim for energy independence;
– MTG-I weather satellite passes tests in preparation for lift-off;
– EU to unveil landmark legislation to tackle power of Big Tech.

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18/02/2022: EU renewable energy financing, 2021 EU Survey on Industrial R&D Investment Trends, Call for experts in agriculture, Silicon Valley Index 2022, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– EU renewable energy financing mechanism: EU countries express interest in participation;
– The 2021 EU Survey on Industrial R&D Investment Trends;
– Europe’s bid for AI standard faces long road, EU lawmakers say;
– MEPs want to ‘roll out the red carpet’ for cancer researchers;
– EU invests over €110 million in LIFE projects for environment and climate in 11 EU countries;
– Call for experts in the Promotion of Agricultural Products Programme;
– EU launches plan for independent low-earth orbit satellite broadband communication system;
– EU Platform on Food Losses & Food Waste: Setting priorities for a new mandate (2022-2026);
– The Silicon Valley Index 2022;
– European and African universities welcome proposed AU-EU Innovation Agenda;
– EU aims to make Africa a world champion in hydrogen exports;
– Conclusions of the informal meeting of European ministers responsible for space.

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08/02/2022: Info-days on Horizon Europe, EIC 2022 work programme released tomorrow, EU’s battle against cancer, US-EU Energy Council, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Info-days regarding Horizon Europe;
– European Innovation Council’s 2022 work programme to be released tomorrow;
– Is ERC open to higher TRLs?;
– How can the EU do more to fight cancer?;
– Top experts to advise the Commission on transformative R&I policy in support of social, green and digital transitions;
– The 9th US-EU Energy Council;
– New software to calculate ammonia emissions in agriculture and livestock;
– New rules for reporting on the reduction of single-use plastic food containers adopted.

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10/12/2021: Smart Readiness Indicator platform launch event, launch of MapMyTree tool, launch of EU agricultural outlook 2021-31, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Smart Readiness Indicator platform launch event;
– Biodiversity: Launch of MapMyTree tool;
– EU agricultural outlook 2021-31: lower demand for feed to impact arable crops;
– Opening science up to society;
– Commission to push for European degrees as part of new universities strategy;
– Time is running out to regulate neurotechnology;
– EU passes first chunk of green investment rules, gas and nuclear still to come.

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03/11/2021: Moldova joins Horizon Europe, Science Europe Panel on Lessons Learned from COVID-19 in one week, INESC Health Technologies Workshop today, and more.

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Climate Ideas Blog: Research, technology and opinions to help solve the global climate crisis;
– How to make good public policy in science and technology? Ask the Swedes.;
– Moldova joins Horizon Europe;
– International Methane Emissions Observatory Launched;
– EU-US Transatlantic Collaboration Platform on Agriculture;
– Commission vows ‘significant investments’ to improve satellite climate models;
– Science Europe Panel on Lessons Learned from COVID-19;
– INESC Health Technologies Workshop Today!

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26/10/2021: Registration is open for two of our workshops regarding Health Technologies and Agro, Food and Forestry, COP26 is fast approaching, and more

In today’s Morning Brief:
– Scientists Identify Biotech Techniques to Improve Space Agriculture;
– Action Plan to Conserve Fisheries Resources and Protect Marine Ecosystems – Targeted Consultation;
– WG Agro, Food and Forestry Workshop – 2 December 2021;
– WG Health Technologies Workshop – 3 November 2021;
– EIC Summit: Registration is now open;
– EC Workshop on Green Deal funded projects – 27 October;
– CO26 Climate Summit: A Scientists’ Guide to a Momentous Meeting.

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23/9/2021: EU Partnerships update, HUB workshop on AI & Robotics, ERA Pact for R&I, Green Deal Series events & other relevant EU R&I news bytes

In today’s Morning Brief:
– European Partnerships – Update on the Legislative Process
– HUB workshop on PPP AI & Robotics
– ERA Pact for R&I – next steps
– Various Running ERA Studies of Interest
– MEPs against inclusion of ‘do no significant harm’ principle in Horizon Europe
– UK sets out ‘pro-innovation’ AI rules, in further move away from Brussels
– Europeans strongly support science and technology according to new Eurobarometer survey
– Agriculture: Launch of an annual EU organic day
– More on the State of the Union address
– Pathways to the future – A follow-up to “Universities without walls – A vision for 2030”
– Fraunhofer organises Green Deal Series: “Offshore Wind as a cornerstone of the European Green Deal” on 12 October 2021

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